Congress

House GOP Plans Stopgap to Extend DHS Funding Bill Talks

House Republicans are considering a three-week stopgap bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security beyond a Friday midnight deadline and prevent the agency’s ...
Deborah Lee James

Air Force Sec. Deborah James Wants 2019 Deadline Extended for US-Made Rocket Engine

Deborah Lee James The U.S. Air Force is seeking extension of a congressionally approved 2019 deadline for the completion of an American-made rocket engine for use in national security ...
Ashton Carter

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

Ashton Carter The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as the country’s next defense secretary in the same week that Congress received an authorization request from ...
Ashton Carter

Senate Armed Services Panel Moves Ashton Carter Nomination Forward

Ashton Carter The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Ashton Carter for the defense secretary post, SASC Republicans said on Twitter Tuesday ...
Congress

Lawmakers Submit Bills to Raise Federal Worker Pay 4% in 2016

Lawmakers from the upper and lower chambers of Congress have introduced identical bills that implement a 3.8-percent across-the-board pay increase for federal employees in 2016, GovExec reported ...
Sen. John McCain

Sen. John McCain Eyes Creation of Senate Cybersecurity Subcommittee

Sen. John McCain Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plans to form a cybersecurity-dedicated subcommittee if he is elected chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense News reported ...
Sarah Saldana

Sarah Saldana Confirmed as ICE Chief

Sarah Saldana The Senate has voted to confirm Sarah Saldana as the assistant secretary in charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security, ...
Budget

Report: $1T Spending Bill Ready for President Obama’s Signature

A $1.1 trillion government-funding bill was approved by the Senate in a 56-40 vote Saturday and is now headed to the White House for a presidential signature, Reuters reported Sunday. President ...
Budget

Senate Passes $560B 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

The Senate has voted to pass the $559.2 billion negotiated version of the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2015, appropriating $495.5 billion for Defense Department base ...
senate

Senate to Vote on FY 2015 Defense Authorization Bill Friday

The Senate has moved forward on the proposed $585 billion defense spending bill and will hold a vote on the legislation Friday, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Ramsey Cox writes ...